ARMISTICE 100: The role of the war horse

Horses at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre.
Horses at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre.

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre is launching its Purple Poppy Fall on Sunday.

Visitors can buy a poppy and clip it onto the display, with proceeds to The War Horse Memorial.

A First World War bugle and horse’s head collar will be on display.

At 5.45pm, Anna Cockburn will ride Merlin to join Ford & Etal’s Beacon of Light near Watchlaw Farm.

From 6.30pm, there will be a reading, the sounding the Last Post at 6.55pm and the lighting of the beacon at 7pm.